Top Five Chocolate Chip Cookies

It’s not easy picking just five chocolate chip cookie recipes, but these are the five I seem to return to over and over.

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yesterday I made our neighbors a batch of cookies as a thank you gift for helping me take care of a lost dog on Thanksgiving. I’d planned on chocolate chip, but wanted to do something a little more special, and made a version with buttery toasted nuts and coconut. Perfect timing! Because later that day […]


Published on November 27, 2012
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More Levain Cookie Clones

by on January 17, 2012 · 30 comments

Levain Clone Better

Having made many, many variations on this cookie over the years, the recipe that I’ve found comes closest is this one. Here’s a photo of the copy cat. And here’s a photo of an actual Levain cookie, which is scraggly and quite brown. The copy cat version is a spin-off of Lisa’s original version from […]


Published on January 17, 2012
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Good news! This morning I baked a Doubletree Hotel cookie clone that actually tastes like the real thing. Here’s what happened. I was searching Recipezaar for a way to use up some brickle/toffee bits and came upon something called Christie Cookies. The name sounded interesting and the recipe was familiar – like the Neiman Marcus […]


Published on March 12, 2010
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Gourmet Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

by on January 12, 2009 · 0 comments

Chocolate Chip Cookies Chewy

Update: This may be my all-time favorite chocolate chip cookie. I make a ton of different cookies, but when it’s time for a bake sale or I have to give cookies as a gift, I go back to this one. Adapted from an old Gourmet Magazine recipe ( chocolate chip cookie recipe by Carla Rollins), […]


Published on January 12, 2009
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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Last year I went to visit some friends who live in a neighborhood down under the Brooklyn Bridge. It’s one of my favorite areas of New York and home to one of the best chocolate shops in the country, Jacques Torres. We visited the shop on a cool autumn morning. It was extremely busy, so […]


Published on September 2, 2007